Longform

Many First Nations across the country used checkpoints and lockdowns to keep the novel coronavirus out of their communities as cases spiked elsewhere.

Inequalities contributed to COVID-19 surge in western First Nations

Isolated communites fared well at first, but experts say when COVID arrived crowded housing helped it spread

2 weeks ago

Jonatan Carette, who was moved from foster home to foster home.

Quebec's child welfare system is badly in need of repair

Shortages in resources for foster families lead to frequent relocations of foster children

Jul 6, 2021

Diane Fletcher-Falvey signing "round" in ASL.

Teaching hands to talk

If you live in Nova Scotia, Diane Fletcher-Falvey says, you need to know the sign for Tim Hortons

Jun 17, 2021

Burgers are seen on a calendar in this photo illustration.

From burgers to cruise ships

Ad sales down? Need to connect with your audience? Producing events is helping journalism outlets survive

Dec 23, 2020

A cellphone gets smashed in this photo illustration.

Breaking from the news

Journalists need to take breaks from the news – to preserve their mental health

Dec 21, 2020

A police cruiser.

When crime reporting does no justice

Journalists need to consider their relationship with police.

Dec 17, 2020

Julie takes a walk through the Halifax Public Gardens on Tuesday afternoon, the day before her recovery milestone.

Brave new world

Recovering from a substance use disorder is an achievement. This is why Julie Melanson of Halifax is celebrating today.

Dec 16, 2020

Lee and Megan Rodgers from Spryfield have been dressing up as Santa and Mrs. Claus for six years.

Do you believe in Santa?

They’re not at the mall, and there is no parade. But Santa and Mrs. Claus are alive and well in Spryfield

Dec 16, 2020

The word Cancelled is seen in this photo illustration

One tweet can change your life

How do newsrooms handle employees being #cancelled?

Dec 14, 2020

A reader looks over a newspaper full of crime in this photo illustration.

It’s a crime

Citizens’ perception of crime is affected by disproportionate reporting

Dec 10, 2020